College Weight Gain and the Myth of the "Freshman 15" - UAB Nutritionist Dr. Beth Kitchin says it's the beginning of the school year and if you're a college freshman, you may be fearful of the "Freshman 15". These are the pounds that threaten to pile on in that transitional year from home to campus. But the "Freshman 15" – an alluring as a headline it may be – is probably an urban legend. While research studies show that some freshmen gain weight other students stay the same and even lose weight.
Most studies show:
Avoiding Student Weight Gain:
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